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Australian & NZ CLT market research

The Australia and New Zealand Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) market is currently at a nascent stage. This market is expected to exhibit strong growth in the next five years with a number of residential and non-residential CLT projects in the pipeline. Source: Timberbiz The Australia and
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Count down to historic awards night for Green Triangle

This year will go down in history as it marks the introduction of the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards across Victoria and South Australia. Source: Timberbiz The awards are all about celebrating and rewarding individuals and companies involved in the timber industry for
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Pulp production record helps keep pressure on local wood supply

Australia’s total pulp production was a record 1.565 million tonnes in the last financial year, contributing to the local wood supply pressure. A rise of just 1000 tonnes on the prior year, over the last decade, Australia’s pulp production has risen around 2.7% per year, according to
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OneFortyOne’s two significant initiatives

The new owner of Nelson Forests OneFortyOne (OFO) has marked the settlement of its purchase with the announcement of two significant new initiatives – the establishment of a substantial fund for sedimentation research and a school leaver program that will provide trade apprenticeships
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EcoLog Harvester 550 T-PRO

The new Eco Log 550 T-PRO complements the EcoLog range with its size and strength. With its six wheels, the 550 T-Pro can easily travel over the toughest of terrains. Source: Timberbiz The machine’s sturdy mid-section in combination with pendulum arms means that you can easily move th
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New Thai airport with indoor forest and wooden facade

Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited (DBALP) has unveiled an eye-catching design for a new airport terminal in Bangkok that features intricate wooden detailing and an indoor forest. Sources: Timberbiz, DBALP The new building is reportedly expected to be operational in 2025. Details are s
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Vietnam’s rising significance as a wood processing hub 

Vietnam’s role as a wood processing hub continued to rise during 2017. Vietnam is increasingly recognised as the primary location in South East Asia for supply of mid-range interior furniture and has become a major competitor to China in this sector. Sources: Timberbiz, FLEGT Vietnam’
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NZ productivity report means massive land for forestry

Forest owners say New Zealand’s Productivity Commission’s call for up to 2.8 million hectares of land to be turned into forests as a carbon sink would require implementing the most ambitious land-use change project a New Zealand government has ever set itself. Source: Timberbiz Forest
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New toolbox for building professionals on the benefits of timber

Building professionals and procurement managers attending an engineered timber seminar in Brisbane received a toolbox of factsheets to help explain to clients and stakeholders the benefits of using timber over other construction materials. Source: Timberbiz Timber Queensland Chief Exe
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